OG Ron C

Even if he didn't have an immense discography of releases continuing down the path cut by screwed and chopped pioneer DJ Screw, Ronald Coleman, known as OG Ron C, would be a major rap figure for his roles as a DJ, label operator, and manager. Coleman got his start DJ'ing high school parties, and shortly thereafter started working at college and commercial radio stations. During the late '90s, he and Michael "5000" Watts co-founded the Swishahouse label, releasing their own tapes of slow, hallucinatory remixes and supporting the careers of rappers such as Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and Chamillionaire. Coleman eventually left Swishahouse but founded outlets such as Wrecking Yard, and continued to issue heaps of tapes, including the continuation of the dozens-deep, R&B-based F-Action series. He also remixed material by artists ranging from giants like the Geto Boys and UGK to Riff Raff, among dozens of other acts. Along with DJ Candlestick, Coleman also extended his stylistic reach to provide "chop not slop" remixes of Little Dragon's Nabuma Rubberband (Nabuma Purple Rubberband) and Thundercat's Drunk (Drank). ~ Andy Kellman

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